Split ends occur when your hair becomes dry due to lack of proper nourishment and moisture. The ends of the hair fibers lose their protective lining. There can be various reasons for hair turning excessive dry, like too much sun exposure, use of harsh chemical-laden shampoos, blow drying, styling, straightening, dying and bleaching.
All these processes dry out and damage your hair by stealing the amino acids present in your hair. If you are experiencing hair fall and lack of growth in your hair, split ends could be the possible reason.
Various Natural Cures for Split Ends
Natural remedies are the best solution to avoid split ends and get healthy, shiny and silky hair. Here are some very simple easy natural cures for avoiding split ends.
Get A Trim
The best way to get rid of split ends that already exist is trimming them off. For avoiding split ends, get about an inch of your hair trimmed once in every six or eight weeks. This will prevent hair from getting weak and dry.
Use Natural Shampoos
To avoid hair from drying, use alcohol-free shampoos. Harsh chemical laden shampoos leave the hair ends dry. There are many shampoos available in the market containing herbal ingredient. Alternatively, you can also prepare your own shampoo to clean your hair. Washing your hair too often may also make them dry. Washing them three or four times a week is enough.
Avoid Using Styling Products
Use of hot iron, hair dryer, styling products and curlers can damage your hair as heat is the worst enemy for your hair. While using them occasionally, apply any heat resistant serum before using these products.
Massaging the hair and scalp with almond, olive or coconut oil can help to restore the moisture that prevents hair from drying. You can also combine these oils and provide your scalp and hair ends a gentle hot oil massage treatment that is needed for their nourishment. Leave it overnight and wash your hair the next day with a mild shampoo.
Olive Oil And Lemon
If your scalp is itchy, use olive oil and lemon mixture to add some extra moisture and reduce flaking. Lemon will exfoliate your scalp and olive oil will provide moisture.
Eggs contain fats and protein that are beneficial for nourishment of your hair. For preparing an egg mask, mix an egg yolk in olive oil thoroughly. Massage the mask in your hair and leave for half an hour. Use a shower cap to cover your hair. Wash your hair with cold water and shampoo as usual.
To add shine, growth and moisture to your hair and get rid of split ends, papaya mask is an excellent remedy because papaya is a great source of protein. For preparing papaya mask, mash two slices (medium size) of papaya in a blender, add two tbsp yogurt in it and apply the mask thoroughly in your scalp and hair. Leave it for at least 20 minutes in your hair and rinse off with a mild shampoo.
Honey is another natural ingredient that is very effective for retaining moisture. Make a solution using equal amounts of honey and olive oil. Apply this solution in the scalp and hair especially in the hair ends to restore moisture. Wait for half an hour and rinse with cold water to get healthy, shiny hair.
Moisturize your hair with avocado. Avocado contains fatty acids that can turn your dry hair into silky soft hair and alleviate the split end problem completely. Make a paste using mashed avocado, an egg and olive oil. Use this paste as a conditioner for your dry and dull hair. Wait for 20 minutes and wash your hair using cold water. These simple natural ingredients can do wonders for your dry and dull hair and help you get rid of unsightly split ends.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.